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Food stamp recipients eat more vegetables after viewing nutrition videos

Authors

Amy Block Joy
Nancy Feldman
Mary Lavender Fujii
Linda Garcia
Mark Hudes
Rita Mitchell
Sybille Bunch
Diane Metz

Authors Affiliations

A.B. Joy is Academic Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; N. Feldman is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisors, UCCE Stanislaus, Contra Costa and Solano counties, respectively; M.L. Fujii is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisors, UCCE Stanislaus, Contra Costa and Solano counties, respectively; L. Garcia is Interim County Director and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor, UCCE Sonoma County; M. Hudes is Senior Statistician Department of Nutritional Sciences, UC Berkeley; R. Mitchell is Staff Research Associate, Department of Nutritional Sciences, UC Berkeley; S. Bunch is Staff Research Associate, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; D. Metz is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisors, UCCE Stanislaus, Contra Costa and Solano counties, respectively.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 53(5):24-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n05p24. September 1999.

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Abstract

After viewing a videotape promoting vegetables, food stamp recipients increased their consumption of vegetables. The control group that viewed a videotape on the safe use of household chemicals also increased their vegetable consumption, but to a lesser extent. The food stamp recipients greatly increased their potato consumption and scored significantly higher for vegetable knowledge than they had on the pretest, whereas the control group significantly improved its knowledge on the safe use of household chemicals. This study demonstrates that videotape instruction can improve nutrition knowledge, and to some extent can change the behavior of food stamp recipients.

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Joy A, Feldman N, Fujii M, Garcia L, Hudes M, Mitchell R, Bunch S, Metz D. 1999. Food stamp recipients eat more vegetables after viewing nutrition videos. Hilgardia 53(5):24-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n05p24
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